DVD Burner Problem

  Gary Lucas 00:38 09 Jun 2005

My DVD burner has suddenly stopped burning discs. It continues to copy CD's perfectly well but not DVD's.

I have not made any recent system changes, nor have I changed the media type either.

Periodically, I can get it to burn if done at a very slow speed but more times than not it fails immediately the second the burning process starts.

I used a function of Nero to identify drive problems and it said that (asci or acsi?) files were missing or incomplete.

Any advice?

Gary Lucas.

  Night Ryder 02:01 09 Jun 2005


  jack 08:36 09 Jun 2005

Night Ryder's suggestion is hopefully the one you want to read.

A normal DVD head cleaner available from comuter/Audio shops-
It is a CD disc with a small brush and a bottle of fluid.- costs a fiver or less - just follow the instruction.

The next suggestion you wont want to read

A new drive!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:01 09 Jun 2005

Two sets of lasers for a DVD if burns CD ok but not DVD then possibly laser gone.

1. clean with lens cleaner

2. check IDE cable fully insert at rear of drive

3. You have selected DVD rather than CD in your burning software?

  SEASHANTY 16:44 09 Jun 2005

Sure it didn't say it was missing the ASPI files?
click here

  SEASHANTY 16:49 09 Jun 2005

Also see this previous posting
click here

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